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Protecting Coastal Blue Carbon Through Habitat Conservation

By absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, coastal habitats play an important role in protecting the climate. Learn the basics about coastal blue carbon and what NOAA Fisheries is doing to protect coastal blue carbon habitats.

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